9 PM Current Affairs Brief – August 7th, 2018


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Thirty years after the 8888 uprising

Thirty years after the 8888 uprising Article: Nehginpao Kipgen, Associate Professor , O.P Jindal Global University, discussed  that Myanmar’s stability and development can be achieved by resolving the issues of equality and federalism. Important facts: August 8, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the people’s uprising (8888 uprising) in Myanmar. About ‘8888’ uprising: The … Continue reading “Thirty years after the 8888 uprising”

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The economics of tax havens

The economics of tax havens News: According to another recent paper, “The missing profits of nations”, by Ludvig Wier and others, about 40% of the profits earned by multinationals each year continue to be shifted to tax havens. Important facts: Organisations like Oxfam have often characterized tax havens as “anti-poor” since they help the rich … Continue reading “The economics of tax havens”

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Our privacy’s worth

Our privacy’s worth Article: Shankar Naryanan, leads the Public Law vertical at the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, gave his arguments against criticism of the Srikrishna Committee report. Important facts: The draft personal data protection Bill 2018, submitted by the Justice B.N. Srikrishna-headed expert panel has proposed that critical personal data of Indian citizens be processed … Continue reading “Our privacy’s worth”

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Three northeastern States emerge as new HIV hotspots

Three northeastern States emerge as new HIV hotspots News: According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the number of HIV cases has been declining in India. Important facts: However, in few northeastern states such as Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura have emerged as the new hotspots for HIV. The Ministry’s data revealed the following … Continue reading “Three northeastern States emerge as new HIV hotspots”

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